I have the same friends as everyone else and use the same buses, tubes and trains to get around town.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron poster featuring Elizabeth Olsen, opens UK 23 April 2015

Avengers: Age Of Ultron poster featuring Elizabeth Olsen, opens UK 23 April 2015: general election Thursday 7 May 2015.

[February 25 Emily Benn: “This is now beyond a joke.”]

Emily Benn, Labour councillor for West Thornton, tweeted just before 7am: “This is now beyond a joke. Norwood junction at a standstill, can only see cancellations and delays.”
Hon Emily Benn, grand-daughter of the late Labour peer Tony Wedgwood Benn, Viscount Stansgate, has been selected as the party candidate in Croydon South. She is standing against a Tory who was educated at state school . Benn, if successful, will be the fifth generation of her family to make a career in politics.

[April 30 Mark Shand buried in Dorset]
Mark Shand’s body was escorted home on a private jet by Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles and nephew Ben Elliot 

The family gathered for a private family funeral at Holy Trinity Church in Stourpaine, Dorset.

A Falcon 50EX. I need a small plane just to get out of the British Virgin Islands. And I use that for shorter distances. [Branson had owned a Falcon 900EX but sold it not long ago.—Ed.]  26 apr 14 luton M-VGIN FA50EX-a17:43-d23:42

A Falcon 50EX. I need a small plane just to get out of the British Virgin Islands. And I use that for shorter distances. [Branson had owned a Falcon 900EX but sold it not long ago.—Ed.]
26 apr 14 luton M-VGIN FA50EX-a17:43-d23:42

Mark and Caroline Kennedy

Mark and Caroline Kennedy

[April 24]

Camilla Parker Bowles’ brother Mark Shand has died after suffering a serious head injury after falling following a night out in New York. Mr Shand collapsed close to the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel. While one source told us Shand had been drinking, another source added, “He had been taking blood pressure medication and had experienced some dizzy spells.” At approximately 0240 hours, Mark Shand attempted to re-enter the hotel through the revolving doors; Mark Shand unexpectedly fell backwards, striking his head on the pavement. The incident was also captured on the hotel’s video surveillance system. He died in the city’s Bellevue hospital at about noon on April 23. He is survived by his ex-wife Clio, a French actress and niece of Sir James Goldsmith,and daughter Ayesha, 19.

[April 17 2013]

 Amanda Thatcher (60 meter hurdle, 600 meter, long jump, triple long jump) in competition

hurdler Amanda Thatcher (60 meter hurdle, 600 meter, long jump, triple long jump) in competition


Amanda Thatcher is a University of Richmond freshman from Dallas, where her mother, the first wife of Thatcher’s son, Mark, lives.
Amanda Thatcher is on the UR track and field team, according to the Richmond Spiders website. As a high-school senior, she won a district title in the 300-meter hurdles to qualify for Texas regional finals and recorded a top time of 45.4 seconds in the event along with a personal-best leap of 35 feet, 4 inches in the triple jump.
Her name appears on a petition protesting UR’s decision last fall to cut men’s track and soccer, and she was inducted this month into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Few protests , little violence at Thatcher funeral

Few protests , little violence at Thatcher funeral


Alexandra's Palace, London during Thatcher funeral

Alexandra’s Palace, London during Thatcher funeral

[april 15]

Opponents of the late Margaret Thatcher are taking a kind of musical revenge on the former prime minister, pushing the song “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” up the British charts in a posthumous protest over her polarizing policies.

Police have urged people planning to disrupt the funeral to contact them so that lawful protests can be organised, a pro-active tactic used successfully during last year’s Olympic Games in London.
[April 14]
Metal barriers are seen as only a deterant and not likely to stop determined protest groups which police say could be hijacked by one of four recognised anarchist and anti-austerity groups hell bent on using the event
A whole police unit has been monitoring social-media for hints of trouble and so far have noted groups involved in running battles with police in 2009 during austerity protests have again been rallying supporters for a day of action.
Businesses and shops along the route have also been asked to be “eyes and ears” for anything suspicious in the days leading up to the event.
A tactical group is being based on the River Thames to quickly deploy to any outbreak in trouble and are being kept in small units in side streets all of which will be blocked.Former senior police officer Roger Gomm said searches of the route are expected with manhole covers and letter boxes checked and sealed.

The security operation, the biggest since the London Olympics, will involve hundreds of police officers standing along the entire route which will go into lockdown at least four hours before the procession on Wednesday. All leave has been cancelled and extra troops have been brought in for local constabularies outside London.

They will be supported by mounted police unit, the police air helicopters and tactical riot squads.

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Sandler’s character is about to be priced out of the mom-and-pop shoe shop he owns by a high-flying real estate agent, played by Ellen Barkin.

Sandler’s character is about to be priced out of the mom-and-pop shoe shop he owns by a high-flying real estate agent, played by Ellen Barkin.

Adam Sandler hasn’t had a very good year so far; his most recent film, The Cobbler, received quite the negative reaction despite being quietly dumped into theaters. Image Entertainment opened “The Cobbler” simultaneously in 20 theaters and on Video on Demand, scoring just $24,000 with a tiny per screen average of just $1,200. …stumbling comedian Adam Sandler, whose “The Cobbler” tanked this weekend. Adam Sandler’s ‘The Cobbler’ a Historical, Stupefying Disaster… wrongheadedness, cutesiness and borderline racism on display in “The Cobbler,” a would-be comedy, …this ghastly movie…latest in a string of derided comedies led by Sandler, baffling misfire.

[March 25 2014 Ellen Barkin and L’Wren Scott]

Ellen Barkin and Mick Jagger at L'Wren Scott's Fall 2012 fashion show in New York City, on February 16, 2012.

Ellen Barkin and Mick Jagger at L’Wren Scott’s Fall 2012 fashion show in New York City, on February 16, 2012.


Poems were read out by Jagger’s eldest daughter Karis, 43 and actress Ellen Barkin, who regularly wore L’Wren’s designs. The service was believed to be held in the cemetery’s Mausoleum which is looked over by a statue of Toto, the dog from the Wizard of Oz.

Ellen Barkin plays Stephanie Arcel in Hands of Stone which was filmed in Panama and the United States and is now in post-production, involves the actor Robert De Niro and singer Usher, and is slated for release this summer. The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other’s lives.
[February 22 2013]

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Depp and Barkin 1994

Ellen Barkin at opening of Another Happy Day

Ellen Barkin at opening of Another Happy Day

Jane Forrest is a main character on the TV show, The New Normal . She is the uptight and slightly offensive grandmother of Goldie Clemmons. She follows her and her daughter to LA without their knowledge or permission. She is portrayed by Ellen Barkin.

Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal hit season low at 1.1; a huge overall fall.

[{Feb.4]
(the latest episode of “The New Normal” pulled a 0.9 rating) A single national ratings point represents one percent of the total, an estimated 114.2 million television households, or 1,142,000 households for the 2012–13 season

[January 23, 2011]

Ronald Perelman, Ellen Barkin

Ronald Perelman, Ellen Barkin

– Billionaire Ronald Perelman and his former wife, actress Ellen Barkin, settled their dueling claims involving her film production company, Applehead Pictures LLC.
The case was resolved less than a month after a New York appeals court ruled that Perelman had to pay $4.3 million to Applehead Pictures after reneging on an agreement to invest in it. An agreement to drop the case was filed in New York state Supreme Court on Dec. 28. The court rejected Perelman’s argument that Barkin’s alleged breaches of the separation agreement relieved him of his obligations in the business agreement. Perelman had countersued in state Supreme Court, alleging Barkin misappropriated Applehead funds to finance personal expenses. The cases were consolidated. Perelman and Barkin, his fourth wife, went through a bitter divorce in 2006. Barkin reportedly got $40 million when they separated.
Ellen Barkin has been starring in an array of independent movies recently. She plays the lead role in the dark comedy “Another Happy Day” — “It’s like ‘Ordinary People’ with belly laughs,” Barkin said — which will have its world premiere at Sundance.

The 56-year-old Barkin also produced the movie, working closely with first-time director Sam Levinson (the son of “Diner’s” Barry Levinson) over two years to land actors and financing. Barkin knows that a good Sundance reception will only help bring her better options. “I don’t ever want to be talked about in a specific way,” Barkin said. “But it’s hard for any actor to work. I am a believer in the idea that work begets work. Unless you’re in a very rarefied position of movie star status, you have to keep working in order to keep working.” Ex-restaurateur (and a former Diaz boss) Brian McNally once expressed surprise that Ellen Barkin wasn’t nicer to the staff – because he’d dated the actress back when she was waiting tables.

In spring 2007, Ronald Perelman and his business partner Donald Drapkin had a bitter falling-out and Mr. Drapkin left Mr. Perelman after more than 20 years. , “I just can’t take it anymore.” Then, “Ronald called me up and he said: ‘OK, you can have it your way; I’ll let you out, but it won’t be pretty,’ screaming at the top of his lungs.” Two months after the attempted reconciliation over drinks, Mr. Drapkin sued, claiming he was owed $18 million in unpaid compensation.

Mr. Perelman countersued for breach of contract and claimed he owed nothing.
The documents also offer details about how 68-year-old Mr. Perelman built his vast fortune—estimated by Forbes at $11 billion—and how some of his longest business partnerships abruptly ended, just when the financial markets were beginning to collapse in 2007.

Since late 2007, the stock price of Mr. Perelman’s largest public company by market value, lottery operator Scientific Games Corp., has fallen 71%. Shares of M&F Worldwide Corp., which does everything from print bank checks to make licorice flavoring for tobacco companies, have declined 59%. And shares in cosmetics company Revlon Inc. have slid 11%. Over the same time period, the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks has risen 3%.
In his deposition last year, Mr. Drapkin said that under a contract negotiated with Mr. Gittis, he pocketed 3% of “any deal we did” and 8% of “any deal I brought in.” His base salary was $15 million per year, according to a 2002 employment agreement.

Winner:   2007: Writers Guild of America Award – Saturday Night Live

Winner: 2007: Writers Guild of America Award – Saturday Night Live


Kristin Carlson Gore was born on June 5, 1977 in Carthage, Tennessee, USA [age 37].
Alma mater Harvard University
Screenwriter for Futurama and Saturday Night Live
She is known for her work on Accidental Love (2015), The Oscars (2014) and Arctic Tale (2007).
While at Harvard, she was an editor for Harvard Lampoon. Until her senior year at Harvard, she was the only woman on the literary board of Harvard Lampoon. Gore has published three novels, Sammy’s Hill (2004), Sammy’s House (2007), and Sweet Jiminy (2011)
Awards and nominations
Winner: 2007: Writers Guild of America Award – Saturday Night Live
Nomination: 2003: Emmy Award – Saturday Night Live

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July 24 2010 Gore adds ocean-view villa to holdings]

Al Gore new Montecito home

Al Gore new Montecito home

May 13, 2010

Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a house in secluded Montecito to their real estate holdings.

The couple spent $8,875,000 on a gated ocean-view villa on 1 1/2 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, according to real estate sources familiar with the deal. The Italian-style house has high ceilings with beams in the public rooms, a family room, a wine cellar, terraces, six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms in more than 6,500 square feet of living space. Word of the purchase was reported in late April in the Montecito Journal.
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